I’ve been “retired” for 6 months, how’s it going?

Despite planning for early retirement for years and knowing the simple math behind it, when I first quit my job on January 6th of 2021, my emotions were all over the place. I was torn between excitement for the possibilities early retirement would hold and anxiety about what could go wrong. At the time (andContinue reading “I’ve been “retired” for 6 months, how’s it going?”

The 4% Rule – Do I have enough to retire?

What is the 4% rule? The 4% rule is the math that underlies the entire concept of F.I. (financial independence) and having the option to R.E. (retire early). According to the research in the influential Trinity Study, you can safely withdrawal 4% of your invested portfolio every year and still have just as much (orContinue reading “The 4% Rule – Do I have enough to retire?”

I “retired” to be a stay-at-home Dad

I officially quit my job on January 6th, 2021.  My wife and I have laid plans and built our financial foundation for years so that I could have the privilege of spending more time with my family.  My wife will still be working, and the extra income will be nice, but frankly not necessary.  IfContinue reading “I “retired” to be a stay-at-home Dad”